Special Weather Statement 19:14:37.9197

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
714 PM EDT TUE SEP 5 2017

GAZ010-017-018-026-SCZ001>007-052345-
Franklin GA-Rabun GA-Stephens GA-Habersham GA-Pickens Mountains SC-
Greater Pickens SC-Greater Oconee SC-Oconee Mountains SC-
Greenville Mountains SC-Spartanburg SC-Greater Greenville SC-
714 PM EDT TUE SEP 5 2017

…A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHERN FRANKLIN…STEPHENS…CENTRAL HABERSHAM…EASTERN RABUN…
NORTHERN GREENVILLE…NORTHERN SPARTANBURG…PICKENS AND OCONEE
COUNTIES UNTIL 745 PM EDT…

At 714 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of a cluster
of thunderstorms with intense lightning along a line extending from
13 miles north of Spartanburg to 9 miles northwest of Walhalla to 7
miles southeast of Clarkesville, and moving east at 15 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Greenville Downtown, Easley, Clemson, Toccoa, Seneca, Walhalla,
Pickens, Greer, Taylors and Berea.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 50 mph and half
inch hail will be possible in these areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Gusty winds can blow down trees that are dead, or that have weakened
root systems. Outdoor furniture and similar items can be tossed
around if not anchored. Seek shelter indoors.

Frequent lightning is occurring with these storms. If outdoors, try
to get indoors or into a hard topped vehicle. Otherwise, stay away
from open areas and isolated high objects such as trees. When
indoors, stay away from windows and doors and avoid using wired
electronic devices. Do not take a shower or bath. Try to unplug
unnecessary appliances before the storms approach.

These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio and
tv stations, as well as local cable tv outlets for additional
information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

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LAT…LON 3500 8327 3500 8311 3509 8279 3507 8275
3511 8269 3520 8220 3518 8188 3506 8181
3473 8273 3438 8326 3442 8338 3447 8342
3448 8359
TIME…MOT…LOC 2314Z 277DEG 12KT 3514 8197 3490 8314 3453 8344

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